What is ceramic
Ceramics is an interesting material that has a long history. It’s known from ancient times and has been traditionally associated with the art of pottery. In this traditional context ceramics refers to all things made from clay. Clay based domestic objects, everyday things, art are probably things that we’re familiar with. Still, ceramics has naturally evolved and as such its meaning has changed. It’s much broader now. Basically, ceramics refers to objects made of non-organic materials, usually hardened clay but also glass, engineered ceramics or ceramics strengthened with cement. In case of ceramic objects they are simply objects made of clay, glass or the above described engineered materials.
Are ceramic worktops practical
What’s interesting, ceramic worktops are gaining popularity. Similarly to the evolution of ceramics, contemporary such worktops are much different than we can expect. Modern ceramic worktops are made of specially engineered and modified clay. Clay has been engineered in such a way as to resemble very hard and solid worktops made form natural stones such as granite or marble. Apart from the fact that ceramic worktops are made of hardened clay they are also made in such a way to withstand the most harmful factors. As a result, worktops made of ceramic are resistant to moist, humidity, heat and heavy impacts. They can also easily withstand severe weather conditions.
Ceramic worktops – simply clay
Although, ceramic worktops are simply made of clay you should keep in mind the technological advancement of clay manufacturing process. Ceramic worktops are strong, solid and durable. What’s more, it’s not only their practical aspect that matters. Contemporary such worktops are also really attractive. Clay is a nice material to play with – it’s possible to design it in many interesting ways. What’s interesting, apart from worktops ceramics is also used to make wall claddings and flooring. It’s easy to shape and makes perfect walls. Still, it’s worktops that are gaining momentum now.
Ceramic worktops for many people are a great alternative to worktops made from natural stones. Since, they are engineered it’s possible to have them in different colours. Their colour range is constantly developing. What’s more, they can be also easily combined with variety of other materials. Think for example of marble or wood. Ceramic worktops look great with wooden toppings. Finally, ceramic worktops can have really competitive prices.
Summing up, ceramic worktops are both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Although, in their essence they are made from clay, they are engineered in such a way that they can withstand really harsh conditions. Finally, they can be fully customised and designed to suit your individual needs. Even, smaller kitchens where there’s no place to spare can be jazzed up with ceramic worktops. Relatively cheap and space efficient such worktops can make great additions to a variety of kitchens, not only contemporary ones with modern design but also traditionally furnished.